Other Rainbow Shark Names:
Rainbow Shark, Redfin Shark
Rainbow Shark Scientific Name:
Epalzeorhynchos frenatum, Labeo frenatus
Rainbow Shark Temperament:
Species Type: Cyprinids
Rainbow Shark Adult Size: 6 inches (cm)
Rainbow Shark Life Expectancy: 6 years
Rainbow Shark Habitat: Asian flood plains
Rainbow Shark Minimum Tank Size:
Territoral and aggressive, particularly against own species.
Rainbow Shark Diet & Nutrition:
Herbivorous - Does well with vegetable based flake food supplimented with fresh vegetables.
Rainbow Shark Description:
The Rainbow Shark can be kept in a large community tank if there is plenty of cover to hide in. This larger fish is too aggressive for beginners. Very closely related to the Red Tailed Black Shark. Hollows and hiding places are recommended. Only one Rainbow Shark should be kept in each tank as they are intolerant of their own species. Also try not to keep Rainbow Sharks with Red Tailed Black Shark as they will also fight.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other large community fish.
Rainbow Shark Breeding & Spawning:
Difficult to breed in aquariums.
Determining Rainbow Shark Sex:
Males have a black line on the anal fin.
Middle to top of tank.
Rainbow Shark Diseases:
None specific to species
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